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9.23.2010

Apple Cobbler Parfaits + Giveaway #2


Good morning! I see that people have enjoyed signing up for the GREAT giveaway I posted yesterday. Do not feel intimidated. You can leave ONE comment and still have a chance to win. Check out yesterday's giveaway HERE.

This past weekend I bought lots of apples to serve as a snack to the college students before performing in Ryan's recital. I bought Gala apples at a GREAT price but I also ended up taking 2 bags home with me too. No problems. It just meant I was going to be making several apple recipes in the next few days.

I decided to try my hand at creating a brand new raw recipe using only natural ingredients. It took only 10-15 minutes to put these desserts together. Ryan had asked for coffee so that he could stay up a little longer, but what he did not know is that I was making dessert too. He was on the phone so he was quite distracted, so wehn he got off the phone and saw this dessert, his eyes got big.

What could it be? I could tell that from his eyes. :)  As he sat down to talk to me about his phone conversation he started eating his parfait. How long did it take him to eat it? Well how about 5 minutes? He also ate the rest of my parfait too! Ha ha ha. I am happy that my husband liked it because no matter how many times he tries raw desserts, there is not quite enough sweetness factor to it. I think he is getting used to it.

Even though this dessert requires a high-powered blender and a food processor, you might be able to make both steps by food processor. This dessert would also be perfect for breakfast since it had apple pectin and is perfect for the digestion. No problems going to the bathroom, that is for sure! Okay, maybe too much infomation but it is all about the FIBER folks. Make sure you get your daily dose and this is one way, for sure!

I created this post for the SOS Kitchen Challenge being held by Ricki from Diet, Desserts, and Dogs and Kim from Affairs of Living.


Apple Cobbler Parfaits

makes 2

Apple mix
2 Gala apples, peeled, cored, and cubes (1/4 inch)
1/2 cup dried and sweetened cranberries

Cut the apples in cubes and mix in the cranberries. Set aside.

Apple puree
2 Gala apples, peeled, cored and cut in 4
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons almond milk
3 Tablespoons agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place all ingredients in a Vitamix or food processor and blend until smooth.

Almond crumble
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup dried and unsweetened cranberries
3 dates, pitted

Place all ingredients in the food processor and process until mixture resembles wet sand.


Assembly
Mix Apple mix into the Apple puree to make the apple cobbler mix.  Add 1-2 Tablespoons of Apple Cobbler to a parfait glass. Top with 2 Tablespoons of the almond crumble. Alternate until you end with 1 Tablespoon of the apple cobbler. Enjoy!

You think I forgot my second giveaway?? HEck no! The people at Zevia sent me a variety pack to sample. It is a natural soda sweetened with stevia and erythritol. It is very bubbly and it is not ladened with all the high fructose syrups but is a good substitute. I am not a huge soda pop kind of gal but this pop is a great substitute for those who can't get away from soda.


One lucky reader will be able to receive a 6-pack variety of Zevia to enjoy. Even though there are 7 flavors shown above, you will only receive a 6-pack of the following flavors:
  1. Ginger Root Beer
  2. Dr. Zevia (tastes like Dr. Pepper)
  3. Cola
  4. Ginger Ale
  5. Black Cherry
  6. Lemon Lime Twist
  7. Orange
I personally enjoy the Black Cherry and the Cola the best. They have a great flavor and go with any meal.

Leave me a comment telling me which flavor you would like to taste. Last day to enter will be tomorrow, September 24, 2010.

I will announce the winner on Monday, Spetember 27th in the morning.  Thanks!

24 comments:

ClassicKitchenTwist said...

Yummy post!
As for the giveaway, I would like to try the Lemon Lime Twist.

Amanda @ Hungry Vegan Traveler said...

Wow. Those parfaits are beautiful! I'll need to whip that up after I go apple picking.

As for the sodas, I'd go for the black cherry.

Pam said...

Great giveaway! Love Zevia..my fav's are Dr. Zevia and the Rootbeer.

Scrumptious cobbler too!

Hugs!

Joseph's Grainery Recipes said...

I'd like to try the ginger root beer. Yum!

info at josephsgrainery.com

Abigail S. Bean said...

"tastes like Dr. Pepper"?! I'M IN!! Please pass the Dr. Zevia; I've been looking for an alternative for years!

Monet said...

What a healthy apple dessert! This looks a lot more diet friendly than the apple cobbler I tend to make...and I"m sure it tastes just as delicious! Thank you for sharing it with me. And I would love to try the Lemon Lime too!

Emily Malloy said...

Absolutely PERFECT for the fall!

Sava said...

That Ginger Root beer sure looks good.
I would sure like to try taht one. ::winkwinkwink::

And btw,
That cobbler parfait looks taaasty :D

HiHoRosie said...

yum yum on the parfait!

Nelson said...

I'd have to say the Rootbeer would be the one the I would be the most interested, especially since I'm a rootbeer fanatic

La Tea Dah said...

I would like to try the Ginger Root Beer. I've been using stevia for years --- and am happy that it is now joining the mainstream!

Mari said...

I like the ginger root beer flavor.

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GMC said...

I LOVE ZEVIA! But I haven't tried the Black Cherry flavor yet...so I would love a taste! :)

Simply Life said...

oh what a great idea!

Christina said...

I would most like to taste the Black Cherry!

Thanks for the chance! :)

christinaalmond@gmail.com

Ronda said...

Great giveaway. I would love to try the Black Cherry. Thanks for the chance to win.

rrudnick@netnet.net

jana@cherryteacakes.com said...

mmmm. two layers of crust. a perfect idea!

and really. black cherry all the way. haha

Ricki said...

Wow, those look mouthwateringly good! And all raw--fantastic. I especially love the crumble ingredients, and bet they'd go well on just about any fruit. Thanks so much for entering the Challenge! :)

janet said...

Wow - this looks like an incredible dessert!

I'd love to try the Lemon Lime Twist drink, too.

Elaine said...

I'd like to try the ginger ale!

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Ella said...

I'd like to try Orange!

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Kim said...

What a great recipe! I'm not registering for the giveaway, but instead am in awe at such a creative parfait idea. Brilliant! Thanks for participating, and I promise I will repond to the email you sent me - I'm totally behind in my emails!!!! xoxo Kim | http://www.affairsofliving.com

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan said...

Haha, damn straight it's all about the fiber! :P

I'm too late for the giveaway, but that's alright, I'm not a pop person anyhow :]

Pauline. said...

Nice picture and mix !
It will good in appetizer ... For Christmas maybe :)

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